A letter to mom in heaven


Hi Mom,

Time flies and its 4 years since you have passed away. How are you there?

Mom, I miss the time that we spent together. You taught me so many things. Although we argued a lot when you were here, I know that you wanted me to be a responsible, honest and hardworking person. I still remember how we spent a lot of time in the office together and I learnt so much from you. All the knowledge that you provided has become a treasure for me today. I deeply appreciate that.

However, I didn’t learn much from your cooking. I remember the time when you were diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, I was so shocked and I couldn’t accept it. I cried in the kitchen because I don’t know how to cook like you do. It was that day that I realized how important you were to me. You were not only doing well in your career, you were also doing all of the housework and cooking. I regret that I didn’t spend more time with you in the kitchen and that I didn’t accompany you often to the shops and markets when you were here. It wasn’t until it was too late that I understood how important you are to me.

Now that you’re gone, I’ve tried my best to learn how to cook using the internet. I’ve also invited friends to bake cakes at home. I now know where to buy fresh meat and vegetables from the markets and sometimes Dad makes comments on the dish that I cooked and he’s helping me to improve my cooking skills. I’d like to show you some of the dishes that I’ve cooked and I’ve posted these on your memorial page.

Mom, don’t worry. I’ve learnt to be strong. I am doing well now and I keep the things that you taught me in my heart. I hope you are doing well there also. Although I am unable to celebrate mother’s day with you anymore, you are forever on my mind.

Love you forever.


3 comments on “A letter to mom in heaven

  • Hi ML, I am dealing with the loss of my mom who left us four months ago. The pain is still very raw and I don’t think I am coping very well. She left us in a short span of two weeks and it was totally unexpected. I did not have the chance to say goodbye or talk to her for the last time. I am ridden with guilt and feel regret every day I wake up. I took comfort in your article and thank you for sharing your little story. I wish you all the best.


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